• Broadway to honor director Gene Saks by dimming its lights

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of Gene Saks, the Tony Award-winning director of such plays as "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "The Odd Couple." The Broadway League says the lights will be dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m....

  • Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again. The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will kick off May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Other stops include Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta,...

  • Free agent running back Stevan Ridley visiting Dolphins

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Free agent running back Stevan Ridley is visiting the Miami Dolphins, who are in the market for a backup to Lamar Miller. Ridley is recovering from ACL knee surgery and was limited to six games last year with the Patriots. His best season was in 2012, when he ran...

  • Voting under way in 2 Massachusetts House races

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    SHREWSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Polls in two Massachusetts legislative districts are open as voters choose successors for ex-lawmakers who joined Gov. Charlie Baker's administration. The race in the 11th Worcester District, which includes Shrewsbury and parts of Westborough, pits Democrat...

  • Iraq premier: Troops in center of Islamic State-held Tikrit

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants Tuesday holed up in downtown Tikrit as the country's prime minister announced security forces had reached the city's center. In a statement Tuesday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said security forces already have...

  • APNewsBreak: France seizes moment to push for Mideast talks

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — France sees a window of opportunity after Israel's elections to get the United States on board with a new push for Mideast peace, and is preparing a draft U.N Security Council resolution in about 12 days, according to French diplomatic officials. The draft would define...

  • EU dairy farmers rally to protest removal of milk quotas

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Yvan Deknudt's dairy farm has been leaking money and he believes that things are set to get worse imminently. That's why he drove his tractor right into the big city on Tuesday, parked it outside the headquarters of the European Union and set fire to the flags of some...

  • Miami stripper accused of injuring tourist in hit-and-run

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — A stripper is accused of a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a Canadian tourist who was attending the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. According to an affidavit released Monday night, 26-year-old Olivia Bennett is charged with hitting 22-year-old Alex Sanghwan early...

  • Police: Mother leaves daughter to sleep in Dallas trash bin

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — A mother has been charged with leaving her 7-year-old daughter to sleep overnight in a trash bin outside a spa in Dallas, police said. Alicia Carroll of Garland was being held in the Dallas County jail Tuesday on charges of abandoning and endangering a child. Bond for...

  • Paddington-like bear to join rescue flight to Colorado

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    KEENESBURG, Colo. (AP) — An international animal rescue group says an elderly former circus bear will join a flight bringing 33 lions from South America to a Colorado refuge next month. Animal Defenders International announced Monday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will issue...

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